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Narrating (Post) Colonial Space

Title: Narrating (Post) Colonial Space: Geographies of Power and Resistance in Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Name(s): Turnbull, Randolph, III, author
Gomariz, Jose, professor directing dissertation
Blaufarb, Rafe, university representative
Hargreaves, Alec, committee member
Boutin, Aimée, committee member
Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This work analyzes the intersections between the notions of geography, power, and resistance, specifically focusing on how these concepts produce and are productive of one another within a French Caribbean context. Focusing on the works of authors such as Jean-Baptiste Du Tertre and Édouard Glissant while drawing upon the insights offered by Michel Foucault's discussion on Power, this text analyzes the role of geography and space, from a colonial and post colonial perspective, in shaping and facilitating the colonial thesis (in a Hegelian sense) of power and domination over subaltern groups for economic gain. The work then continues to identify the extent to which particular geographic spaces enabled subaltern groups such as engagé laborers and African slaves to resist colonial power structures. These geographies of resistance, as argued in this work, function as the antithesis of colonial endeavors in the French Caribbean. Finally, the study concludes by seeking to understand the manner in which geographical space can contribute to a power-resistance synthesis.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-7633 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: October 29, 2012.
Keywords: Foucault, Francophone, Geography, Panopticon, Power, Resistance
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jose Gomariz, Professor Directing Dissertation; Rafe Blaufarb, University Representative; Alec Hargreaves, Committee Member; Aimée Boutin, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Languages, Modern
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Owner Institution: FSU

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